|Catalog Number||X1975.24.18 a-c|
|Artist||Clarke, John L. (1881-1970)|
Illustrated letter (a-b) and envelope (c). The letter is addressed "Mr and Mrs P Dukes, Seattle Wash". The first page of the letter begins "Yesterday all day snow 2fts deep here. Tonight weather gets cold. Maybe snow more. The cloudy come soon. I paid new drill press, planer jointer, sauder and a few tools, will fix large shop in the garage[.] I think I will go to Shelby on Sunday. Garret will get trailer $35.00 for the boat before the end of this month. Fix in the leaks boats." At the top of this first page is a sketch of a tank and military men. At the bottom of the page is a sketch of the boat being repaired. Page 2 begins "3 weeks ago I killed a cow young elk at the liekle. [sic] Hope you are going fishing big on the sea ocean. What kind of fish Big devil fish will trap you all blood red?" At the top of this page is a sketch of a man preparing to shoot an elk in the background. At the bottom of the page is a sketch of a boat with two people inside and an octopus attacking them.
Page 3 begins "Let me hear from you soon. What work are you working for the war[.] I will write again[.] Sincerely yours [,] John L. Clarke.
The envelope (c) has a pen and ink drawing of a boat with two people inside and the tentacles of an octups surrounding the boat.